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Insect enthusiast puts cricket ramen on the menu

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In a steamy Tokyo kitchen, a roasted scent wafts through the air as Yuto Shinohara prepares soup stock for ramen, derived not from pork or chicken, but crickets. "In this pan, we have 10,000 crickets, making stock for 100 bowls," Shinohara explained, as he stirred a large silver pot. The… Read

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Kokoro Care Packages: Premium quality washoku delivered to your door

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Washoku, or traditional Japanese cuisine, is now a universal word, thanks to its registration on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. With its use of natural and simple ingredients, washoku has attracted global recognition, resulting in more exports. Yet there is a gap between the image of washoku held by many… Read

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Edible plates provide a delicious way to limit plastic waste

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We live in a disposable world. Eager consumers lineup outside of Apple stores as the iPhone supercycle accelerates, and marine life is awash with the disposable plastics clogging the world's oceans. Just consider how much waste is generated in a week’s time by run-of-the-mill consumption. Multiplied across billions of people, the amount… Read

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Become a matcha tiramisu connoisseur with Japanese green tea dessert tasting set from Kyoto

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From doughnuts to bubble tea, green tea sweet treats are all the rage at the moment. But if you want to elevate your green tea tasting prowess, what you need is a way to directly compare some desserts containing various types of richly flavored Japanese tea. This chance has come along thanks… Read

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'Mobile Suit Gundam' oil sardines released in Japan

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It seems that "Mobile Suit Gundam" isn't lacking in collaborative partners lately. Fresh off of a surprising collaboration that saw the iconic anime series turn Hello Kitty into an adorable but battle-ready Mobile Suit, Gundam is now lending the likeness of Char Aznable to King Oscar sardines for a collaboration that… Read

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Starbucks Japan serves up drinkable banana crepes

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With some Starbucks locations in Japan still partially closed to curb the spread of coronavirus, Starbucks lovers are feeling the pangs of longing, desperate for a taste of the coffeehouse chain’s sweet offerings again. Here to answer the call is a new chilled cup that provides us with not just liquid refreshment,… Read

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Krispy Kreme Japan brings back Premium Panda doughnut with a springtime twist

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Japan’s Krispy Kreme stores already have all kinds of wondrous Japan-only products and awesome seasonal doughnuts. But there’s one particular branch where hungry doughnut hunters can find some even fancier treats. If you make a visit to the JR Nagoya Takashimaya department store, you will find the coveted Krispy Kreme… Read

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Japanese decoded: Nutrition labels

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Have you ever felt like Alice in Wonderland when visiting a Japanese supermarket? Or found yourself spending more time than you have staring at a package, trying to figure out what the heck you’re looking at? Been there, done that. Don’t feel embarrassed—we’ve all made at least one prayer to… Read

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McDonald’s Japan’s ‘Chicken Tatsuta’ burger now includes fish egg sauce and rice bun options

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McDonald's branches in Japan are a veritable wonderland of jealousy-inducing exclusive items. From a range of matcha beverages, to cherry blossom burgers, and weird Halloween fries, Japan never shies away from trying out a combination inspired by some of the country’s distinct flavors. One such menu item is coming our way, inspired… Read

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Beef bowl chain shows how to turn gyudon into cheese baked doria

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Between restaurants suspending eat-in service and personal social distancing decisions, a lot of people’s dining options these days are limited to take-out and home cooking. If you’re like us, odds are you’re leaning pretty heavily on the “take-out” side of that scale, but if you’re feeling tired of eating the same… Read

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